[Chimera-users] pymol get_view and set_view in Chimera?

Elaine Meng meng at cgl.ucsf.edu
Tue Feb 10 08:21:59 PST 2015

Dear Jan,
I believe "savepos" and "reset" are the Chimera equivalents, e.g.

savepos name1
[...move stuff around...]
savepos name2
reset name1
reset name2 80

What savepos saves sounds like the same stuff as in the pymol setview description, not sure why you rejected it as the equivalent:

Chimera also allows saving/restoring scenes, which besides the position information also include display styles, colors, etc.  See the "scene" command:

Because scenes contain more information than positions, they can make Chimera session files rather large.
I hope this helps,
Elaine C. Meng, Ph.D. 
UCSF Computer Graphics Lab (Chimera team) and Babbitt Lab
Department of Pharmaceutical Chemistry
University of California, San Francisco

On Feb 10, 2015, at 7:19 AM, Jan Kosinski <kosinski at embl.de> wrote:

> Is there an equivalent of pymol get_view and set_view in Chimera?
> I am aware of savepos command, but I am looking for a feature like Pymol get_view command (http://www.pymolwiki.org/index.php/Get_View), which allows to copy the current view to a script as text and restore it using set_view (http://www.pymolwiki.org/index.php/Set_View).
> Thanks in advance,
> Jan

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